Acupuncture, a treatment within Chinese Medicine, has been used to treat medical conditions for over 5000 years. As part of these treatments, acupuncture has been superb in treating all pain (both acute and chronic) conditions. In the 1950's, doctors in China began using acupuncture for dental anesthesia with great success, for tooth extractions as well as for complicated dental work where other forms of anesthesia was required. They found that patients were able to comfort
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is reporting success using acupuncture in its emergency room to treat conditions ranging from car accident injuries to migraines to kidney stones, and hoping to prove that the traditional Chinese treatment can reduce doctors’ reliance on addictive opioids to manage patients’ pain. The Minneapolis hospital was the first in the nation to staff its ER with an acupuncturist two years ago, as part of a broader campaign to promote Eastern remedies as co
Electroacupuncture Versus Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Authors: Mao, J; Bowman, MA; Xie SX; Bruner D; DeMichele A; Farrar JT. Source: Title Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 24, 2015; DOI:10.1200/JCO.2015.60.9412. Hot flashes are a common and debilitating symptom among survivors of breast cancer. This study aimed at evaluating the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) versus gabapentin (GP) for hot flashes amo
Its impact on physical movement, rehabilitation, imaging studies and overall health is just becoming more evident. Fascia, a delicate web of collagen fibers that surround and intertwine every muscle, organ and structure, forms a network throughout the human body. In the past, anatomists discarded this “fat“ layer as insignificant and concentrated on dissection of muscles, tendons, nerves, bones and organs. Now, New Anatomists have painstakingly dissected fascial layers and ha
The Society for Integrative Oncology will hold their International Conference in Boston, MA this year, with a special one day workshop led by Dr. Helene Langevin, neurobiologist and Licensed Acupuncturist on the connection between Acupuncture, Connective tissue and metastasis of cancer cells. Susan Froehlich, LAc will be attending this incredible 4 day, conference and will be bringing back new research findings to be able to use with her patients. Read more on SIO’s website.
Passport — check. Visa —check. Letter to accept donated supplies — check. New, crisp $$ to exchange for local currency — check. Herbs to stay healthy and to treat illnesses — check. Plane tickets — check. Relax. Enjoy the 33 hour travel to Mandalay, Myanmar. Remember to thank Charlie once again for taking good care of our patients. Reflect on my time as a solo traveler, and as a Chinese Medical Practitioner who will be treating people of Myanmar and mentoring young Traditiona
This last weekend, May 31, 2014 Charles Cannon, LAc from Columbia River Acupuncture worked alongside the EMT tent treating athletes as they finished the first-ever, multi-disciplined relay event. Many athletes appreciated Charlie’s treatments, as he gave both acupuncture and massage to those with sore/tight and overworked bodies. The event, which started atop Mt. Hood Meadows, had individuals and teams complete a series of transitions and stages including; downhill skiing/sno